Businesswomen Compete for Mentoring
Businesswomen in London are being offered the chance to receive support from high–profile female entrepreneurs by applying to the Mentor Competition.
The competition, organised by FreshIdeas Events, is open to women who run their own business, are thinking of starting a business or who are employees that need help climbing the corporate ladder.
Applicants are required to detail their current position, their idea, the progress they would expect to make in six months with a mentor and whether they are willing to record their experiences in a blog.
The ten most promising women will be selected and paired with mentors, including Kerrie Keeling, managing director of A Woman’s Touch and 2006 winner of NatWest Business Woman of the Year, and Karen Darby, founder of SimplySwitch.
“Successful mentoring relationships are a great way to improve business performance and develop business potential. I hope that through this mentoring competition, we really can make a difference to the ten businesswomen we’ll be helping.”
The competition is supported by Business Link 4 London, HSBC, BT Business and the Lehman Brothers Centre for Women in Business at London Business School. Business Link 4 London spokeswoman Fran Currie said:
“Mentoring can help people achieve their full potential. Such initiatives will make a difference by encouraging more women to start and grow their business and in turn, foster economic growth.”
The deadline for entries is 17 October. Winners will be announced on 29 October. The monthly mentoring sessions will begin in November and continue for six months.
For more information and to enter the competition, visit the Fresh–Ideas Events website